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Domoic acid/human health
 

April 15, 2021 - WA - Evisceration Requirements for All Coastal WA Catch Areas are Removed Effective Immediately

March 1, 2020 - WA - Evisceration Required for Catch Area 60B (inside Grays Harbor)

January 12, 2021-WA Dungeness Crab Domoic Acid Test Results

November 19, 2020 - OR - First round of Oregon preseason Dungeness crab quality and domoic acid testing

November 12, 2020 -WA Dungeness Crab Domoic Acid Test Results

- CA - CDPH Domoic monitoring page that will post the latest CA results once processed

- OR - Current Crab Biotoxin Lab Results

- OR - Process and outcomes to-date for planning future biotoxin events

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Fishing regulations/opening/closing
 

July 2, 2021 - WA - Summer fishery management

June 9, 2021 - OR - The summer season for Oregon Dungeness crab starts on Monday, June 14, 2021.

May 18, 2021 - WA - Changes to the Quinault Special Management Area (SMA).

April 29, 2021 - WA - permitted gear recovery will be allowed in all coastal waters between the Washington/Oregon border and the US/Canada Border

April 20, 2021 - WA - Information on different types of buoy tags issued this summer.

April 15, 2021 - WA - Evisceration Requirements for All Coastal WA Catch Areas are Removed Effective Immediately

April 14, 2021 - WA - Permitted gear recovery will be allowed in all coastal waters

April 12, 2021 - WA - Quinault Special Management Area Change

April 5, 2021 - WA - Evisceration Requirements for Catch Area 60B (Inside Grays Harbor) are Removed Effective Immediately

March 30, 2021 - WA - Changes to the Quinault Special Management Area (SMA)

March 22, 2021 - WA - Makah Special Management Area Opens to State Fishers

March 16, 2021 - WA - Hold Inspections Update

March 10, 2021 - WA - New Hold Inspections Available Beginning March 18 / Only if Requested

March 4, 2021 - WA - Summer buoy tags

March 1, 2020 - WA - Evisceration Required for Catch Area 60B (inside Grays Harbor)

February 9, 2021 - WA - Season Opening from WA/OR BORDER to US Canada Border

January 15, 2021 - WA - Continued Season Opening Delay in Washington and Oregon (North of Cape Falcon)

January 8, 2020 - WA - Continued Season Opening Delay in Washington and Oregon (North of Cape Falcon)

December 18, 2020 - WA - Further delay the opening of the 2020-21 coastal commercial Dungeness crab fishery from Cape Falcon north to the US/Canada border through at least January 14, 2021

December 10, 2020 - WA - Season Opening Further Delayed in Washington and Oregon (North of Cape Falcon)

November 19, 2020 - OR - First round of Oregon preseason Dungeness crab quality and domoic acid testing

November 19, 2020 - WA - Season Opening Delayed In Washington, Oregon and California (North of Point Arena)

September 23, 2020 - WA - Digital photograph of bouy set-up required

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Crab tests
 

2020 - Revised Pre-Season Testing Protocol for the Tri-State Coastal Dungeness Crab Commercial Fishery

2020 - Preseason Coastal Dungeness crab Test Fishery Results for WA, OR and CA in .pdf version (updated 12/2/2020)

Meetings
 

July 21, 2021 - WA - Meeting for Coastal commercial Dungeness crab rule changes

May 27th, 2021WA - June 8th virtual meeting for Washington State CARES Act relief funding

February 9th, 2021WA - Online meeting for overview of the NOAA-Fisheries approved Washington State spend plan for CARES Act

December 16, 2020 - WA - Reminder Coastal Dungeness Crab Survey 2020. Click HERE for .pdf version of survey or click HERE to go to online survey

December 11, 2020 - WA - Presentation from Dec. 10th meeting A recording of the meeting will soon be available here.

December 7, 2020 - WA - WDFW will host a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 10 to discuss development of a conservation plan for the coastal commercial Dungeness crab fishery.

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California documents
 

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Washington Documents
 

March 30-2021 - WA - Onsite Vaccine Clinic IN WESTPORT TOMORROW!

March 25, 2021 - WA - Applications deadline extended for federal relief funding to commercial fishing, shellfish aquaculture, charter and seafood sector industry members

February 19, 2021 - WA - Notice of virtual meeting for Dungeness Coastal Conservation Plan

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Oregon Documents
 

March 16, 2021 - OR- Whale entanglement mitigation measures effective May 1, 2021

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Publications & Articles
 

- Research Project to study movements and habitat use of green sturgeon, rockfish and other ocean species

- Crab Gear/Marine Mammal Interaction Workshop - March 2017 - Portland, Oregon

- FR Notice: WA Coastal Crab buyback loan paid

- A Stinky Artificial Bait Could Protect Millions of Tiny Fish - Scientific American By Roxanne Khamsi on August 24, 2016

- A synthetic crustacean bait to stem forage fish depletion Original research article from Global Ecology and Conservation 7 (2016) 238-244

- Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission − John Sackton 2015-2016 Market Outlook video

- 2014 Dungeness Crab Report

- 2012 Dungeness Crab Report

- Bering Sea fishermen set up system to retrieve lost crab pots from last year's ice movement

- Seafood Trends November 14,2011; Dungeness Crab update

- Another Stellar Crab Season Ends; ODCC

- Seafood Trends December 13, 2010

- Washington Coastal Dungeness Crab Fishery License Buy-Back Program

- Development of a Buy-Back Program for the Washington Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery (2006)

- NPR Article - For Tips On Riding Financial Waves, Ask Fishermen

- Development of a Buy-Back Program for the Washington Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery (2 MB PDF)

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